The Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research has set an April 16 deadline for Indiana University Bloomington researchers to submit proof-of-concept projects for its fourth annual Translational Research Pilot Grant Program.
Application requirements include a cover page, a research plan, a budget and budget justification, and a biographical sketch. Letters of support from potential industry partners or investors may be included. A summary report describing technical progress and a financial accounting of funds will be due one month after funded projects are complete. Details about application submissions are available online.
Projects may be submitted from any academic discipline. Project budgets up to $25,000 will be considered. The funds can be used to support laboratory research or to purchase services from IU core facilities or external vendors. Projects must be directly related to moving IU research or scholarly activity closer to commercialization and must be based on discoveries that have been submitted to the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office.
Applications must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word and Excel documents to JCITR@indiana.edu. Applications will be assessed for their scientific merit, their potential to significantly enhance the commercial development of the discovery and the potential to create new intellectual property.